• Is Bootcamp Prep really free?

    Yes! Our Coding Bootcamp Prep course does not require any credit card information and does not have a time limit. You’ll begin learning to code alongside thousands of fellow students and have full access to 75+ hours of Ruby and JavaScript lessons and labs – as well as on-demand support from our Technical Coaches.

  • Is Coding Bootcamp Prep an actual free online programming bootcamp?

    No, while Coding Bootcamp Prep consists of 75+ hours of HTML, CSS, Ruby and JavaScript lessons and labs, it covers just a fraction of the material in our 800+ hour Online Web Developer Bootcamp or 15 week in-person Software Engineering Bootcamps. Coding Bootcamp Prep is a free full stack development course that is designed to help you determine whether you want to pursue a lifelong programming career and whether you can successfully learn to code through our teaching techniques and technology.

    If you do decide to pursue a programming career, our Online and In-person Coding Bootcamps provide an in-depth curriculum, unmatched career support, and money-back guarantee (get a job within 6 months or your money back) so that you can feel confident embarking on a new career path.   

  • Why should I take Flatiron School’s free online coding bootcamp over other free online learn to code alternatives?

    There are any number of free courses that offer to help you learn to code for free online, but none match Coding Bootcamp Prep’s balance of on-demand support from technical coaches and fellow students, professional developer tools like a real development environment and Git-based workflow, and breadth of Ruby and JavaScript lessons and labs.

  • If I want to apply to Flatiron School, do I need to finish all of Coding Bootcamp Prep before doing so?

    While making progress in our free courses is the best way to strengthen your application to our Online Web Developer Bootcamp  and in-person Software Engineering Bootcamps, finishing the full Coding Bootcamp Prep course is not required to apply. This free course is meant to help you determine  whether you want to pursue a lifelong programming career, and whether you can successfully learn to code through our teaching techniques and technology.

    Our admissions team primarily wants to see consistency in how you’re preparing. You’re encouraged to apply to  our Online Web Developer Program or in-person Software Engineering Bootcamps as soon as you feel ready to commit your time and energy to an immersive program. (Note: It’s important to understand that your initial application and interview is a way for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us, and includes no technical questions.)